A week or so ago, Maya, Janet, Peter and I walked across the Pont Neuf on our way to the Louvre. The top photo is the famous Samaritaine. Built in 1869 this was once a posh shopping spot with a terrific view of Paris from it's rooftop café. It has been closed since 2005 for "safety reasons". There's been quite a bit of speculation about that and apparently the owners want to use the property for upscale shops, offices, a luxury hotel and include 2,400 sq.m for social housing. I think that idea has caused a bit of a Parisian "stir"!
The bottom photo is just a smidgen of Paris Plages (beaches) . The city of Paris has turned long stretches along the Seine into beaches, complete with sand, outdoor cabanas, and even some water features. Click on the link to see all the terrific events taking place. The French can take a theme and run with it can't they!!! I am still wondering WHY I didn't investigate this more and take more photos. Excusez moi !!!
Laurent's Daily Photos in Paris has more great shots of Paris Plages for you on his blog.
15 Minutes of Fame!
Some of my Paris photographs are now featured on a new online magazine, Norwizzle!
I will also be doing some photography work for them from time to time. Check it out!!!
Oh happy day! I have all my luggage and all's right with the world!